IMO he offers us more than Myers even as a sole midfielder. I just don’t see why Myers is a walk up each week, one dimensional panic merchant with ball in hand and doesn’t seem to win much of it at the contest.
Of 16 games last year Myers averages 3 clearances a game, less than 1 a quarter. 2 tackles, 1 per half. 18 possessions with 11 of those being uncontested. I can’t help but feel this notion of him being an inside contested player is a myth, the stats don’t back it up. He will be 29 next year and not likely to improve.
Begley on the other hand has untapped potential and IMO can become that player if given the opportunity but that opportunity will be harder to come by and our team less likely to improve a problem area if Myers continues to be a walk up start.